Optimus Prime vs. Tumbler Batmobile vs. DeLorean Time Machine: What?

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We never thought we'd see the day when one of the stop motion videos of Youtuber counter656 would be relevant for our website and readership. He spends literally weeks taking thousands of photos which he turns into cool stop-motion videos of robot fight scenes and recently, he decided to do a car race. Not just any race though, one between three of the biggest movie heroes with wheels and tricks: Optimus Prime, the Tumbler Batmobile and the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine.
And if that wasn't enough, there's a fourth surprise arrival at the end of the video. Since all there vehicles have legions of people geeking out over them, it's a great opportunity to talk some car sense. Turning into a giant robot is great for one of Michael Bay's movies, but being able to teleport into the future like the DeLorean is a far more useful skill to have.

There's no question everybody knows at least one or two of these cars, but just to make sure, we're going to pack the rest of the article with facts. Feel free to add more in the comment section below.

Starting with Optimus, he is of course the leader of the Autobots, a faction of the transforming robots from the planet Cybertron. He is a brave, wise and kind robot with a strong sense of moral justice. In both movies and cartoons, he swears to protect the inhabitants of Earth from the Decepticons and their leader, Megatron. Optimus is famous for his capacity to turn into a semi trailer truck and his red and blue paint scheme.

The Tumbler Batmobile was ,of course, created for the Chris Nolan trilogy of "Dark Knight" Batman movies. Unlike all the other Batmobiles before it, this takes the realistic appearance of a tank-like machine designed for jumping rivers using jet afterburner. In the movie, it's designed by Wayne Enterprises' Applied Sciences Division for the military and measures 15 feet 2 inches (4.62 m) in length. Despite a weight of 2.3 tons, it can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds.

And finally, the DeLorean time machine does what it says on the box: it travels in time, both back and forward. The creation of doctor Emmett Brown, the DMC-12 is built with the intent of gaining insight and understanding, but ends up in the hands of Marty, a kid from Hill Valley. The time machine isn't powered by anything as crude as petrol, but by electricity, which comes from a nuclear reactor that the doctor stole from a group of Libyan terrorists. The operation of the vehicle is just as famous as the car itself: enter the target date and accelerate to 88 miles per hour (141 km/h) to activate the flux capacitor.

Before you call this video and implicitly the story childish, just know that it took over 1 month to film and required nearly 2,000 pictures.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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